Mark your calendars for these Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities in the capital.

October 6

Head to Bodytree Studio for a free breast check and health talk with the head of family medicine at Healthpoint Hospital. Registration is recommended.

Bodytree Studio, Al Khalidiyah, 11am to 1pm, free. Tel: (02) 4434448. Taxi: Between 26th and 11th Streets.

October 16

A 5K and 10K fun run at Zayed Sports City will see runners decked out in pink sunnies and tutus. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Al Jalila Foundation.

Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, 7am, Dhs180. Tel: (02) 4034200. Taxi: Zayed Sports City.,

October 9 and 16


Head to the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi for a pink-themed Friday brunch at Giornotte Restaurant. Diners will be able to make donations to Breast Cancer Arabia Foundation on the day.

Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta’a, Abu Dhabi, 12.30pm to 4pm, Dhs325 with soft drinks, Dhs425 with house beverages. Tel: (02) 8188282. Taxi: Ritz-Carlton.

October 20

Members of  The Club and their guests can take part in a Whose Pink Wine Is It Anyway evening, which features a meal on the lawn with matching pink bottles of wine. Tables of ten will be available to book.

The Club, Al Mina, Abu Dhabi, Dhs235 members, Dhs255 guests. Tel: (02) 6731111. Taxi: British Club, Mina Port. 

October 20 and 27

The Funny Girls (above) all-female comedy collective is hosting two free shows in Abu Dhabi as part of their Pink UAE comedy tour. Broadway veteran Mina Liccione will headline the gig. The first show, on October 20 at the Petroleum Institute Women’s College, will be hosted for women only, while the second, at New York University Abu Dhabi, is open to all.

Petroleum Institute Women’s College, Umm Al Nar, Near Al Maqta Bridge, Abu Dhabi and NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 8pm, free. Tel: (800) 266339. Taxi: NYU Abu Dhabi Student Centre.

October 24

A pink afternoon tea at The Club in Mina will be served in the Main Hall for members and their guests. In addition to the nibbles, there will also be guests speakers.

The Club, Al Mina, Abu Dhabi, Dhs95 members, Dhs110 guests, 1pm to 4pm. Tel: (02) 6731111. Taxi: British Club, Mina Port. 

Throughout October

Alba Lounge will host a month-long pink afternoon tea service featuring hors d’oeuvres, cranberry scones and rose cream choux. There will also be a guided tasting of two teas, selected to complement the food.

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta’a, Abu Dhabi, 2pm to 5pm, Dhs65, Dhs120 for two. Tel: (02) 8188282. Taxi: Ritz-Carlton.

Throughout October


Ladies beauty salon Tips And Toes will host a month-long Pink Bazaar at all their outlets where guests can purchase pink clothing, fashion accessories, trinkets and jewellery.

12 Street, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, daily 9am to 9pm, from Dhs15. Tel: (02) 5572255. Taxi: Khalifa City, near Al Yasmina School.